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Gregory Howard

Gregory Howard, Ph.D.


Senior Lecturer

Office Building


Mailing Address

University Center-Rapid City
PO Box 250
Rapid City, SD 57709


Gregory B. Howard, Ph.D. has taught at SDSU-West River Graduate Center since 1998. He received the Ph.D. degree from an AAMFT-accredited program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Tech University in 1991, where he graduated with honors as an elected member of the academic honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. He received the M.S.W. degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1982, and holds the highest level of licensure as a clinical social worker in South Dakota.

As Senior Lecturer on the graduate faculty at SDSU, Dr. Howard teaches courses in Family Counseling, Pre-Practicum, Internship, Professional and Academic Writing, Narrative Therapy, Developmental Issues in Counseling, and Professional Ethics. He was awarded Outstanding Faculty in Counseling and Human Development three times at SDSU-West River Graduate Center in earlier years when teaching as an adjunct professor.

Dr. Howard’s nearly 30 years of clinical experience include working with families, couples, and individuals in various clinical settings in the Black Hills area since 1991, as well as a clinical position held in the interim between his graduate degrees. He continues to practice counseling part-time at Manlove Health in Rapid City. He is especially interested in language in therapy, and therapies informed by post-systemic, post-structuralist, and social constructionist epistemologies. Dr. Howard is particularly dedicated to practices of Narrative Therapy and in 2005 co-published an article on teaching this unique approach to therapy. He is a Professional Member of the American Counseling Association, Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Dr. Howard is a performing guitarist, and enjoys chess, calligraphy, bicycling, and hiking in the Black Hills. He is married and has two grown children.